It's that time of year again. A new set of cast members is set to enter the Big Brother house. However, not all of Season 18's latest roomies are totally unfamiliar with the behind-the-scenes aspects of the show. In fact, Big Brother 18 houseguest Paulie Calafiore may be able to get some inside advice from his own brother: Big Brother 16's runner-up, Cody Calafiore. On Tuesday, CBS announced the new cast for Big Brother, and Paul's last name immediately caught my eye. Now, I find myself even more interested in who Paul — listed on CBS' website as "Paulie" — is in his own right. While he might be related to the flirtatiously competitive Cody Calafiore, we still don't know how he's going to approach the game, and it's time we get to know the one we'll be watching over the course of the next few months.
First of all, if the name Paulie doesn't already get your reality television senses tingling, then I'm just going to clarify that he is in fact a DJ. The Howell, New Jersey native was raised in the same town in which he currently resides, but staying close to home doesn't mean in any way that he's a small town guy. According to his character description, the second Calafiore contestant has described himself as "driven, passionate, and quick-witted." And it doesn't end there. To reassure upcoming audiences that he's no home-body, Paulie went on to describe his favorite activities as, "various martial arts, exercise, and instruments. I like Krav Maga the most on the martial arts side and playing the guitar on the instrument side." Plus, his life motto is, "A comfort zone is a wonderful place, but nothing ever grows there."
We get it, Paulie. You want to see the world.
Based on his Twitter account (@PaulieC116) and his Instagram (@pr_calafiore), a few more details about his day to day life seem to be clear. Aside from being a total stud, Calafiore is a frequent gym goer, an avid watcher of Game of Thrones, and a Rutgers alumni (Go Scarlet Knight!). He also knows how to clean up well for a party, and music always seems to be playing.
So, what does all of this tell us about what we can expect from Paulie in Season 18? For one, I'm assuming that his need for adventure will also turn into a strong competitive edge. Between the need to beat out the other contestants, combined with a possible need to come out on top over his brother, I have a feeling the competition is going to be fierce with this one. He'll be the life of the party with his musical talent, but, if you mess with him, just remember that this guy knows martial arts. If I was in the house, I'd be extra cautious to watch my back.
Big Brother 18 premieres June 22 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. And I have no doubt in my mind that Paulie Calafiore is out to get that $500,000, no matter what it may take.
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